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CDC urges lookout for Zika-related epilepsy

CDC urges lookout for Zika-related epilepsy

BY DANIEL CHANG MIAMI HERALD/TNS Federal health officials writing in a medical journal on Monday urged doctors to be on the lookout for Zika-related seizures and epilepsy among infants born to mothers infected with the virus while pregnant. Citing recent studies that found seizures and epilepsy reported in some infants exposed to Zika while in […]

Study: Cigarettes go better with booze than weed

Study: Cigarettes go better with booze than weed

BY TRACY SEIPEL MERCURY NEWS/TNS For millennials, cigarettes go better with booze than they do with weed. That’s the conclusion of a new University of California, San Francisco study showing tobacco accompanied by alcohol gives cigarette smokers a greater perceived reward than when they smoke cigarettes while using marijuana. The article, published Tuesday online in […]

What men should know about new prostate cancer screening guidelines

What men should know about new prostate cancer screening guidelines

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS Men ages 55 to 69 should talk with their health care provider about prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer. That’s according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Clinicians inform men ages 55 to 69 years about the potential benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)–based screening […]

How to fend off skin damage and illness while traveling

How to fend off skin damage and illness while traveling

BY LISA IANNUCCI TRAVELPULSE/TNS Flying can take its toll on your body. From the dry air on the plane to the jet lag and the dehydration, you might not feel your best when you arrive at your destination. Studies have shown that flying can also increase your risk of contracting influenza, bronchitis, tuberculosis and more. […]

Think before you eat to help ward off Alzheimer’s

Think before you eat to help ward off Alzheimer’s

A poor diet can increase the risk of developing hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes, which in turn can end up compromising an individual’s cognitive function. BY JUDITY GRAHAM KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS Diets designed to boost brain health, targeted largely at older adults, are a new, noteworthy development in the field of nutrition. The latest […]

Take a mindful approach to fighting spring allergens

Take a mindful approach to fighting spring allergens

FAMILY FEATURES While springtime means blooming flowers, warmer temperatures and more time spent outdoors, it also means allergies and pollen. Tackling dust mite matter, tree pollen and animal dander is completely different from protecting your home against the winter flu and requires a new regimen of preparation and cleaning. Take on spring allergens by refreshing […]

Childbirth for women in their 30s at 50-year high

Childbirth for women in their 30s at 50-year high

The higher birthrates among older women help offset a decline in births among younger women age 15 to 24. BY TIM HENDERSON STATELINE.ORG/TNS WASHINGTON – Women in their 30s are having babies at the highest rate since the 1960s, providing a rare bright spot in what’s an otherwise stagnating U.S. population. For women in their […]

Study: PTSD in Black women needs attention

Study: PTSD in Black women needs attention

BY GRACE WONG CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS CHICAGO – Nortasha Stingley doesn’t remember a lot about the weeks after her 19-year-old daughter was shot and killed nearly four years ago. All she could do was cry. All she wanted to do was scream. After Stingley lost 40 pounds in a matter of weeks, her sister finally took […]

Hospital bill for gun injuries is $730 million a year

Hospital bill for gun injuries is $730 million a year

BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS Americans paid more than $6.6 billion over eight years to care for victims of gun violence, according to a new tally of hospital bills. And U.S. taxpayers picked up at least 41 percent of that tab. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, say the authors of […]

Study: Parenthood can boost your longevity

Study: Parenthood can boost your longevity

Having children more beneficial as you age and greater for men than women BY ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ MIAMI HERALD/TNS Want to live longer? Have children. If you don’t die early from child-rearing stress, parenthood will boost your longevity chances, according to a new study out of Sweden. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute used national registry data […]

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